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What To Do After A Fire In Your Fayetteville Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

The professionals of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale strive to answer all your fire damage-related questions.

Starting Over: What To Throw Out After Fayetteville Fire Damage

Our talented team of Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can clean surfaces of fire residue and renew the appearance and function of a broad range of household goods, personal possessions, and furnishings after a blaze in Fayetteville. We can arrange for repair and restoration of severe structural charring and use advanced technologies to neutralize smoke odors and improve air quality.

Because we promise to employ the best practices of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) on every job, safety, and health concerns require we recommend disposal of some food and personal care items after fire damage in Fayetteville. Because every fire loss is unique, it is essential to evaluate the items in your home at the time of the fire. Even if they appear undamaged, consider the following.

Effects of High Temperatures
Canned and bottled food might seem impervious because of factory sealing. When flames exposed the contents of the containers to high temperatures, however, microorganisms can grow. Even items in a refrigerator or freezer can expose individuals to the risk of spoilage. If the power went out or the gasket on the cooling appliance failed,  food temperatures could rise enough to encourage toxins to form.

Heating personal care items can change their chemical composition. Medications also may transform into less useful or even hazardous substances after the fire’s heat. If you have questions, ask the SERVPRO team for guidance.

Effects of Fire Residues
Soot particles can be incredibly fine and also sticky while containing many toxic substances. Any food in boxes or on the counter is compromised quickly. An open jar or tube of health care or hygiene product admits fire residues readily. Disposable dishes and eating utensils become coated, often with the thin but tenacious protein-based film from grease or food fires. Fire residues can contaminate containers with threaded covers, the dust-like soot working its way up the threads and into the food or personal care preparations or medications.

If you have any doubts about the safety of food or personal care items, throw them out. Keep a list and consult with our SERVPRO team. Your insurance policy might offer compensation, and we help with documentation.

The professionals of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale strive to answer all your fire damage-related questions. Round-the-clock and 365 days a year you can contact us at (479) 419-5544.

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